Teaching Staff

Marc Abrams SenseiMarc Abrams Sensei

Chief Instructor and Head of Napa Dojo

Marc Abrams Sensei began studying martial arts and fighting sports in 1973. He has had experience training in Kyokoshin and Shotokan styles under master teachers. Marc Abrams Sensei met Ushiro Shihan at the first Aiki Expo in 2002 in Las Vegas and sought to train with him every time Ushiro Shihan taught in the United States. He became a direct student of Ushiro Shihan in 2008 and began hosting Ushiro seminars in the Unites States. Marc Abrams was awarded his black belt by Ushiro Shihan in 2012 and continues to train directly with the Ushiro family both in Japan and in the United States (Ushiro Shihan’s daughter and son are master instructors).


Mayda Abrams SenseiMayda Abrams Sensei

Instructor

Mayda Abrams Sensei began studying Aikido in 2000. She met Ushiro Shihan at the first Aiki Expo in 2002 and also trained with him when he taught in the United States. Mayda Abrams was awarded her black belt by Ushiro Shihan in 2014 and continues to train directly with the Ushiro Family both in Japan and in the United States (Ushiro Shihan’s daughter and son are master instructors).